Whoever Designed Nintendo Switch’s Voice Chat Needs to be Fired

So the big news of last week was Nintendo’s press conference where they revealed more about their upcoming new console the Nintendo Switch. The console, releasing in March, is going to be a hybrid mobile and home console. Basically, it is a tablet with controllers that can either dock on the side or be used… Continue reading Whoever Designed Nintendo Switch’s Voice Chat Needs to be Fired

Let’s Talk About: Oxenfree and How Stories Aren’t Utilizing Interactive Media

So I was originally going to do a review of Oxenfree but realized I more wanted to talk about storytelling and how interactive media (video games) are not being utilized well as a medium. Oxenfree is a supernatural horror story about a group of teens trapped on an island overnight that is haunted by ghosts.… Continue reading Let’s Talk About: Oxenfree and How Stories Aren’t Utilizing Interactive Media

Let’s Talk About: ICEY’s Player Direction and Planned Misdirection (Spoilers)

Like the title says, this whole article is a spoiler for ICEY so beware! And like I said in my review, go buy and play this game it is absolutely worth it. ICEY is a game about making the player feel like they are circumventing a game designer’s intentions while the developer is actually guiding… Continue reading Let’s Talk About: ICEY’s Player Direction and Planned Misdirection (Spoilers)

Let’s Talk About: Her Story’s Mechanics

I am hesitant to call Her Story a video game at all as it does not have a lot of traditional video game elements and is more a form of interactive media. If you have not played Her Story it is definitely the most mechanically different “video game” I have played; I am not sure… Continue reading Let’s Talk About: Her Story’s Mechanics